Volume 9, Issue #26 - July 4, 2019 

In the name of Christ, we embrace all people to be nourished and empowered by the Holy Spirit to love and serve the world.
with Deacon Rebecca

Sundays, June 1 - August 18

All school-age youth are invited!
Gather in the parish hall at 9:15 a.m.

Friday, July 12, 2019 at 7 PM – 9:15 PM

Kentucky State Capitol

at this fun annual fundraiser on July 12, 7-11pm
at the Frankfort Country Club

Tickets are $50 each for dinner, dancing, and an evening of fun! Contact Ron Gruzesky, Jim King, or John Martin, 
or call Simon House at 502-223-2138.

Simon House provides a home for six homeless women, age 18 and over, who are pregnant or have children. Families come primarily from Franklin and surrounding counties in Central Ky. Besides providing a residential setting for women and their children, Simon House provides specific strategies and training designed to develop personal and family stability. Its purpose is to enable mothers in crisis to become whole, self-sufficient, and able to obtain permanent housing and employment. Residents are also encouraged to develop coping and parenting skills necessary for a stable, successful, independent family life. Simon House additionally provides material assistance to low-income community families who need food, clothing, diapers, cleaning supplies, personal care products, or some household items.

Learn more about Simon House at https://www.simonhouseonline.org/
Laura Buffenmyer and Frances Kirchhoff will lead Vacation Bible School at the Stewart Home School , on the school premises. Helpers are needed to monitor and assist with various activities. These special students are regulars at Ascension’s Sunday morning services at 8:00 a.m. They are a joy and a blessing to all around them! Please contact Frances Kirchhoff (francesck@ bellsouth.net or 502-227-0637) to offer your assistance.  
Sunday Offerings:
  • June 2: $4,161
  • June 9: $6,079
  • June 16: $5,991
  • June 23: $3,135
  • June 30: $3,559
THE BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW will meet next on July 6, 2019, (every other Saturday) in the parish library at 10:00 a.m. This group endeavors to bring men and youth to Christ through the three-fold disciplines of Prayer, Study and Service. Contact William Legg ( williamlesterlegg@msn.com ) for details.
CENTERING PRAYER group meets every Saturday morning, 10:00 - 10:30. All are invited and welcome to come and explore this ancient technique, meeting in the main church. For more information, contact Scott Kimbel, kskimbel@yahoo.com
THE DAUGHTERS OF THE KING will meet on Sunday, July 7 (FIRST Sunday of each month), in the parish library after the 10:30 service. Contact Judith Spencer for details ( jspencer254@yahoo.com ) .
Check out public service and activity schedules on the online church calendar at www.ascensionfrankfort.org/calendar

Find the Diocese of Lexington online at www.diolex.org 
Schedules & Teams:
* UPDATED: June 30 - September 8 as of 6/27/19 *

July 7, 2019
Daily Office Lectionary
Third Sunday after Pentecost
Week of Proper 9, Year One – BCP 974

OR go to www.lectionarypage.net and choose by calendar date

  • BREAKFAST begins at 8:50 a.m. - free of charge to those in need; others may pay a small amount as able.

  • ADULTS gather at 9:15 a.m. in the library for "The Preacher's Forum." 

  • CHILDREN & YOUTH: Christian Formation/Sunday School: All ages please gather in the parish hall to go upstairs together as a group. Latecomers must be escorted by a parent to the upstairs classroom. Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend all church services; a nursery is available for younger children starting at 9:15 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - Rite I
  • Chalice Bearer: Frances Kirchhoff
  • Lector: Mike Oder
  • Prayers of the People: Julia Tyson
  • Acolyte: Peggy Stoner
10:30 a.m. - Rite II   
  • Chalice Bearer: Jim Kimbrough
  • Lector: Bobbie Lee Wilson
  • Acolytes:  
  • C: Ava Marie Allison
  • T: Ian Pinkerton & Jordan Masters
  • Jubilee Streamers as available
  • Ushers: Jim King & Joyce Taylor
  • Altar Guild: T3 - Michal Smith-Mello, Scott & Kathy Kimbel
  • Men's Club: T1 - Geoff Pinkerton, William Legg, Pauline Van Horn, Skip Hunt

COUNTERS:   TWO needed

  • Shannon Lancaster

COFFEE HOUR:     Reimbursable pickup - Shannon Lancaster
  • Jan Stevens is our Hospitality Coordinator - contact her by email at jstevens5@aol.com to discuss Coffee Hour questions, needs and procedures. If you can bring treats but need a helper, or vice versa, Jan can help you team up!
Intercessions for the Church : Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington – The Rt. Rev. Mark Van Koevering, Bishop Provisional of Lexington; The Very Rev. Carol Wade, Dean and Rector; The Rev. Brent Owens, Associate Dean; The Rev. Dcn. Paula Ott.

Recently in need of prayers: Angela; Dan; the Duncan Family; Faye & Steve; Geoff & Heidi; John; Josh; June; Peter; Rebecca; Vic.

Continuing concern: Betty; Collin; Darlene; David; Dillard; Doris & Charlie; Harry; Holly; Isaiah; James; Janet; Jean; Jim & Debbie; Jinks; John; Julia; Lee; Lillian; Linda; Mac; Marilyn; Mary; Natalie; Polly; Scott & Kathy; and Sherri. We also pray for those on active duty in the military: Daniel, Houston, Nick, Seth, and Tanner.

Birthdays: 7/9 – Jim Kimbrough, Paul Walton; 7/10 – Sue Kurtz; 7/12 – Claire Stapleton.  

Part of the strength of this congregation is our care and concern for each other. Please help us to do this by letting the church office know when you are ill, hospitalized, or otherwise in need of prayer and/or visitation. We especially want to serve you during these times.  Also, if we don’t have your birthday or anniversary on file, or if it appears incorrectly, please let us know!  Call the office at 502-223-0557 (messages are checked Tuesday thru Friday), or email curate@ascensionfrankfort.org
10:30 AM RITE II

  • Prelude
  • Opening Hymn: Hymnal 535 - Ye servants of God, your Master proclaim - Paderborn
  • Gloria: Hymnal 421
  • Gradual Psalm: Psalm 30 
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Offertory Hymn: Christ, you spoke to us of children
  • Sanctus: S 124   
  • Fraction Anthem: S 161
  • Communion Meditation
  • Closing Hymn: Hymnal 719 - O beautiful for spacious skies - Materna
  • Postlude
Clergy and Staff

  • The Rev. Dr. William G. Brown, Associate Rector Emeritus 
  • The Rev. Deacon Rebecca A. Saager, Curate
  • The Rev. Deacon Susan E. Kurtz, Deacon
  • Mr. John B. Martin, Director of Music & Organist
  • Ms. Mona Landrum Proctor, Parish & Financial Administrator 
  • Mr. David Gierlach, Sexton

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